MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Will Burns was in the right place at the right time during Sunday’s Myrtle Beach 400 late model stock car finale at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
Burns had just taken the lead during a restart, which was followed shortly after by a crash involving former race leader Jeff Fultz and Sammy Smith. The incident dropped a considerable amount of fluid on the track, leading to a lengthy cleanup.
However, unbeknownst to most of the competitors, the event had an 11 p.m. curfew. When the clock struck 11 p.m. while the field was under caution, the checkered flag waved and Burns was declared the race winner after 228 of the scheduled 250 laps.
The victory was worth $10,000 to Burns and the Hawk McCall Motorsports team.
Corey Heim was scored second at the checkered flag. Complete race results are unavailable at this time.
Austin Somero won the 100-lap PRA Tours Southeast Limited Late Late Model Series Pro division race. Justin Kachelmeir won the Southeast Super Truck feature while Carter Langley won the PRA Tours Southeast Limited Late Late Model Series Challenger division race.